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    My child wants to live with their Dad

    Despite many changes in the way residency and guardianship of children are managed in the event of divorce or separation, it is still most often Mum who is nominated as the primary care provider. As your children grow up, they may begin to express preferences about which parent they would like to live with. In

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    Does age matter in a relationship

    Does age matter in a relationship

    Over the past few decades, the trend is for people to end up with a partner who is around their own age, but does age matter in a relationship? However, love knows no bounds as they say and it is by no means uncommon for people to fall in love with someone 10 or 15

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    Negative or challenging personality traits

    Negative or challenging personality traits

    Sometimes it can be easy to get stuck seeing ourselves or other people in set ways. This is particularly true with regard to ‘negative’ or challenging personality traits. Tools to help understand ourselves like astrology or psychological tests such as Myers Briggs, can help us to realise that there are different ways of viewing the

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    positive parenting

    Positive parenting

    All of us want to be good parents. Ideally we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and respected. And of course because we are human, there are times when positive parenting feels a real stretch for us and we can end up reacting to children in ways that we feel regret about

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    Polyamory relationships

    Polyamory relationships

    Polyamory (known as poly) is a word that is starting to creep into mainstream use, people in polyamory relationships are a growing minority group of people choose to approach intimate relationships in different ways to the majority. What is Polyamory? Polyamory is about being intimately involved with more than one person in an open and

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    Tired all the time

    Tired all the time

    If you wake most mornings feeling sluggish and exhausted then you are not alone. Even among those who manage to get a good, undisturbed night of sleep there exist a significant proportion who feel tired all the time. Statistics from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that as many as 1 in 5 people regularly

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